What participants say about SOS
With SOS I had a safe place to go to exchange ideas and celebrate successes, but also to vent and discuss problems and challenges. It helped me understand my rights and taught me about the association.
Erica Guillama, former participant and current SOS facilitator
SOS participants learn that the association provides information, opportunities for professional growth, and camaraderie. They come to understand the association, not the board, provides them with their contract and benefits.
Angel McDermott, local association president
The SOS program has been very successful. The supportive problem-solving nature of this collegial group has allowed teachers to gain confidence in their abilities as instructional leaders.
Susan Pogozelski, vice principal
I had been teaching for 36 years when the SOS program was founded. But from the minute I walked into an SOS meeting, I felt energized and renewed. The experience reminded me of why I entered the profession.
Mary Jane Hackney, co-founder of SOS
Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association